| Hanesbrands is a marketer of basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia/Pacific under various apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Bonds, DIM, Bali, Maidenform, Playtex, Bras N Things, Nur Die/Nur Der, JMS/Just My Size, Wonderbra, Lovable, Alternative, Berlei, L'eggs and Gear for Sports. Co.'s segments are: Innerwear, which includes apparel products, such as men's underwear, women's panties, children's underwear, socks and intimate apparel; Activewear, which includes T-shirts, fleece, performance apparel, sport shirts and thermals; and International, which includes innerwear, activewear, hosiery and home goods products, sold outside of the U.S. |
When researching a stock like HanesBrands, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from HBI Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for HBI stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the HBI 200 day moving average ("HBI 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the HBI 50 day moving average ("HBI 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for HanesBrands. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the HBI 200 DMA and the HBI 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("HBI MACD"). The HBI MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).